View Full Version : Lampoon a classic- Dec & Jan

12-02-2010, 01:19 AM
The idea of this project is to parody, lampoon, or in some way 'jazz-up' classics.

You could take the '3 graces' for example, and do it over having animals substituted for the usual human female goddesses. How about 3 dancing crocodiles instead of 3 beauties?

Some links

http://www.formatmag.com/news/jesse-rubenfeld-parody-paintings-series/ (http://www.formatmag.com/news/jesse-rubenfeld-parody-paintings-series/)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/3758066646/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/3758066646/)

Looking forward to your work on this theme.

Any medium welcomed.:heart:

12-02-2010, 01:56 PM
this is great fun.....ummmm how about a hedgehog Santa? ....I hope I get to do a few things ....maybe think of this when I'm feelin' down....

12-02-2010, 02:02 PM
I see you are on line Robin. Don't feel down, draw an aardvark....janet

12-02-2010, 04:33 PM
Thanks for starting this thread, June. I'm still busy with my course but who says I can't do my homework using the classics and doing a parody. It'll do double duty!

12-06-2010, 01:39 AM

I thought I might do a parody of this one. The three graces by Raphael.:D

12-07-2010, 11:29 AM

Here's my attempt at 'the 3 Graces-crocodile style'.

Acrylics, 8 by 12 ins. paper, used grey underpainting and one glazing layer. I painted it quickly so perhaps it could be redone but unlikely I will get around to that.

Inspired by Robin's crocodile, Degas-style, and Raphael's human version. A laugh for the holiday season.;)

12-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Nice one June, and it looks as if you've done a lot of work on those crocs.

Here's "Girl With a Pearl" after the first bloom of youth has worn off. :lol:


12-07-2010, 06:33 PM
OMG, these two are so good. June, incredibly detailed crocs with great reptilian feel. Very creative too. Love the colors especially.

Lawrence, OMG, that is so real. Winter of the life for this lady. Very poignant.

12-08-2010, 07:17 AM
Good one Lawrence.

12-12-2010, 06:42 AM
Wonderful crocs, June. They make me happy.

LG, Wow!

12-12-2010, 11:31 AM
these are great.!!!!! Lawrence - that is a hoot.

June - those crocs are so rough and stiff ....that's funny!!!!

12-17-2010, 01:29 AM
Here is mine.

My choice is Caravaggio's The Cardsharps. (http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&wrapid=tlif12925410780301&q=caravaggio+cardsharps&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=Av8KTZ7kNYHGsAPfwuWvCg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQsAQwAA&biw=1923&bih=856)

Pentel and Gallery oil pastel and a few color pencils here and there. I like the melted Gallery oil pastels better than Pentel. It's richer in colors and melts more readily.

The background is Cretacolor chunky charcaol green and ochre.

Gray paper 9x12 inch


12-17-2010, 08:47 AM
Big Smile on the card sharps, Sandra - new meaning to " ya gotta know when to hold ' em ya gotta know when to fold 'em" Love the expression on the blue bird.... and he's got that card behind his back!!! sweet

12-18-2010, 08:28 AM
I like those card shaprs Sandra. The bluebird is wonderful. Animals are great subjects for re-interpreting paintings and themes.

12-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the nice comments Sandra, June, trafford, and Robin.

Sandra, great idea for the cardsharps.

This one is a satire on the art forger Myatt--he seems to have gotten his Leonardos and his Klimts mixed up.


12-18-2010, 04:33 PM
June and Lawrence, ROFL!!! Reptilian Graces rocks. Lawrence, the Hag with a Pearl Earring is great. So is Klimt Vs. Leonardo.

Sandra, love your Card Players, the expression on that heron is too much!

I've got to do this at some point. Thinking of doing my own version of the Graces. Hehehe. Or some lovely from Bouguereau...

12-21-2010, 11:45 PM
lawrence - scathingly funny

Robert - looking forward to seeing your piece

12-26-2010, 03:21 AM
That's a very funny expression on the Mona Lisa, Lawrence!! You are into the golden oldies, I see!!

01-07-2011, 01:42 PM
Here's my rendition after Gustav Klimt's Kiss - egg tempera and ink


01-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Great card sharks Sandra. They look like cheaters to me. One is even looking at his neighbors cards.

Lawrence, I think that model is making her way from artist to artist. She's great and so are the paintings.

Robin, leave it to you to turn Klimt into Roo. A wonderful idea.

I have to start looking through the classics and see what I can come up with.:heart: :heart:

01-08-2011, 06:22 AM
That's a cute kangaroo pair!! I love all the Klimt decorations too.

01-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the comments Robert, Robin, June, and Janet.

Robin, what an original idea! Love those colours.

This is Michael Jackson as El Greco's "Saint Sebastian."


01-08-2011, 07:25 PM
really, Lawrence that is unusual......really

thank you for the comments on the Kanga's. I've been looking at it and think I may go in with dark blue ink on the grassy area. I was tired and couldn't get the green to be the right color and it really should be darker to be more like the original.....I'll see what I can do with it.

01-09-2011, 12:53 PM
That's a very interesting one Lawrence!!

01-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Cheers Robin, cheers June.

Look what I've just this minute found--never seen so many Saint Sebastians in my life. Click on "Presentación de diapositivas" for a really great slideshow.


01-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Amazing link Lawrence.

01-10-2011, 01:03 PM
cool link lawrence, thanks

01-10-2011, 01:11 PM
I haven't done layering and glazing with oils before, and I got kinda stuck at this stage, not sure what to do next. I tried to simulate an Venetian red under painting on my lampoon of Titian's Venus.

Venus was quite the jealous lady, and I decided to have some of that nasty personality show through on the outside. :angel: Its all in good fun, don't harm me Venus! I :heart: Venus.

01-11-2011, 07:22 AM
What fun Sarastar...the venetian red is fine and she looks appropriately wicked. :)

01-11-2011, 12:11 PM
Good likeness on Michael Jackson/St Sebastian, Lawrence.

01-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Lawrence, what a great link for male bodies!!!Thank you. You must have a dislike for Michael Jackson, but very recognizable too, I must say.

Sarastar, that is a good interpretation of Venus. I guess now she has to slither around.

Robin, I'm laughing so hard over here. Love the kiss. You continue to amaze me with such fine details!

I will be back with work soon.